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Is there a mumps vaccination?

Page last updated 14 December 2021

Yes. 

In Australia, immunisation against mumps is provided as part of the National Immunisation Program (NIP).

  • Children at 12 months – the first dose of mumps vaccine is given in combination with measles and rubella (as MMR vaccine)
  • Children at 18 months – the second dose of mumps vaccine is given in combination with measles, rubella and varicella (chickenpox)

Adolescents and adults (born during or after 1966) who do not have evidence of receiving 2 doses of mumps containing vaccine or serological proof of immunity, should talk to their doctor about vaccination against mumps.

For further information regarding vaccination against mumps, speak with your healthcare professional.

Sources & Citations

2. Victoria State Government. Better Health Channel. Mumps. Available at: https://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/health/conditionsandtreatments/mumps?viewAsPdf=true (accessed 16 November 2021).

3. Australian Government, Department of Health. The Australian Immunisation Handbook. Mumps. Available at: https://immunisationhandbook.health.gov.au/vaccine-preventable-diseases/mumps (accessed 16 November 2021).

4. Australian Government, Department of Health. National Immunisation Program Schedule. Available at: https://www.health.gov.au/health-topics/immunisation/immunisation-throughout-life/national-immunisation-program-schedule#national-immunisation-program-schedule-from-1-july-2020 (accessed 16 November 2021).

 

MAT-AU-2102447   Date of preparation December 2021

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